[ 479AMMETPMK12 ] KV Tribology of Polymeric Materials

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
  • Basics of the Tribology and specific aspects of the Polymer Tribology
  • Biomimetic and Tribology of Biological Materials
  • Characterization of the roughness and surface energy of polymer surfaces
  • Definition of tribological system and relevant parameters
  • Experimental tribology
  • Surface and roughness models and contact simulations
  • Biomimetc of biological surfaces for engineering applications
  • Tribology in medical applications
  • Calculation of adhesion energy of surfaces an interfaces (i.e. fiber/matrix) using analytical and molecular dynamics models
  • Classification and characterization of wear for polymeric materials
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Evaluation of the home work. The home work involves a short theoretical description of the selected topics and practical work.
This practical work involves some experiments and simulations using a selected material/component geometry/loading/contact configuration.
Methods The Basics of the Polymer Tribology and the Tribology of Biomaterials are explained in blocked lectures
An individual home work is defined for all participants considering their actual specific knowledges and expertise in simulation techniques – from basic to advanced.
The focus of the course is changing, it depends on actual projects and on actual scientific discussion in the tribology community
Language English
Study material Powerpoint files (pdf) will be provided via Kusss and Moodle
Selected books and publications
Student versions of the calculation and simulation software tools will be available
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority